Oh, now I can see it (I know I'm late, just spotted it in your concordophilia). Congrats my friend. I too wouldn't advice to drive across the country without, at least, a diploma in fluid mechanics :p. I've been raised in half a dozen of those, and my parents' garagiste was literally part of the family.
It's not in my nature to regret anything but, gosh, why did my parents drop the DS before I was old enough to drive one? That was a fantastic car.